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Shelf Clock with Base

Description

Shelf clock, circular ormolu and white face with black Roman numerals and large ormolu pendulum set within a four-columned brass portico supporting a flat stepped pediment top, square base with four round feet, applied floral ormolu mounts at front of top and base. Separate oval-shaped wood base painted black with recessed lip to hold glass cover, four round feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"This music - box should / stand under-neath / Clock in drawing - room. / Locked letter - without - / Key inside - / 1942" (Paper label)
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
CLOCK
timepieces
Dimensions
17 1/4 in (A); 3 in (B) x 9 in (A); 12 3/4 in (B) x 5 1/2 in (A); 8 1/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.279AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
103399

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